Tombs at Khuldabad.
Artist: Gresley, Francis (1807-1880)
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Pen and ink and wash drawing of tombs at Khuldabad by Francis Gresley (1807-1880), c.1830s. Inscribed on the drawing is: 'Durgah of Zurzuree Zurbuksh at Rozah'. On the reverse is a pencil drawing of a church, possibly Goa.
Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’, is an old walled town in Maharashtra famous for its onion-domed tombs. The town is of religious significance to Muslims as the Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned 1658-1707) is interred here, together with other members of his dynasty, and several Muslim saints. Once an important and prosperous town, the site is considered a hallowed burial ground.